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  • karlschaeffer
    karlschaeffer Posts: 1,359 Member
    Things are looking up at Casa Steve. They changed my wife's pain meds and her pain is better controlled, but still not gone. She's in better spirits, though. She helped cook dinner a couple of days ago. Everyone has been sleeping through the night. That is a welcome relief. Easier to deal with all this when I am well rested.

    Good news from the oncologist today - her blood chemistry is all normal. Starting a new round of chemotherapy with different drugs - who knows what that will bring? 🤞

    Thanks for letting me vent. It helps more than you know.

    So good to hear your update! Continue to send good thoughts your way.

  • alteredsteve175
    alteredsteve175 Posts: 2,702 Member
    Thanks, everyone. Woke up in a funk this morning but I'm trying to shake that off.

    Then I checked in here and found all these replies. You guys are a great online support group. I appreciate all of you that take a moment to write a note. Got a smile on now! 😁
  • annliz23
    annliz23 Posts: 1,727 Member
    Thanks, everyone. Woke up in a funk this morning but I'm trying to shake that off.

    Then I checked in here and found all these replies. You guys are a great online support group. I appreciate all of you that take a moment to write a note. Got a smile on now! 😁

    Glad your smiling remember its infectious, now I am smiling reading this!
  • azalea4175
    azalea4175 Posts: 289 Member
    Thanks, everyone. Woke up in a funk this morning but I'm trying to shake that off.

    Then I checked in here and found all these replies. You guys are a great online support group. I appreciate all of you that take a moment to write a note. Got a smile on now! 😁

    sending good positive healing vibes to your wife and to you. That is good news, with the pain management and good labs. Hoping the new round of chemo helps kick it to the curb!
  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 22,315 Member
    anawake13 wrote: »
    Had my thyroid biopsy yesterday and I must admit it wasn't a bad proceedure. Should get results next week. I'm not worried as 95 percent are not malignant. Which hopefully just means watch and evaluate.

    Hoping for good outcomes for you, @anawake13!
  • alteredsteve175
    alteredsteve175 Posts: 2,702 Member
    Sending positive vibes for good news for you, @anawake13.
  • SummerSkier
    SummerSkier Posts: 2,984 Member
    Quiet here. How is everyone doing?
  • MargaretYakoda
    MargaretYakoda Posts: 1,943 Member
    Quiet here. How is everyone doing?

    I’m currently enjoying a serving of gluten free pancakes with cinnamon apple on top.

    How are you?
  • anawake13
    anawake13 Posts: 90 Member
    It sure has been a quiet week. Hope everyone is doing well and progressing on your personal goals. I was beginning to think my tablet had frozen and I couldn't see new posts.
  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 22,315 Member
    @anawake13, wonderful news about your biopsy: Must be such a relief! I've had several pretty serious scares myself, and one bad news (one for me, plus one for my late husband of course), so I empathize very much.

    Do you know whether some treatment will be required for the benign condition? Or is it something that can be safely/comfortably lived with?

    Good news from you, too, @alteredsteve175: Happy for you, for this period of improvement and relative calm. I admire the analytic and problem-solving approach you take to whatever you observe - that seems like a success mindset. I'm sure it takes some emotional energy to sustain, though: Hang in there!

    Overall, things with me are going fine. I think there *may* be a little improvement in my vision post-surgically, though minor. I have another follow-up with the retinologist next week, so I'll be able to see whether there's actual a line or two improvement in the eye chart, vs. just hopeful thinking on my part.

    Today, though, was not good. For the first time ever, I did something so inattentive while rowing that it caused a friend of mine to flip her single and swim . . . 100% my fault, as I was rowing a double with a 3rd woman, but me in bow totally responsible for lookout/steering. (The singles are about 12" wide at the water line, around 26' long, weight just over 31 pounds, so very easy to flip . . . a little challenging to keep upright, actually.)

    The friend who I caused to flip is 75 y/o, but (fortunately) ultra-fit, a serious long-term weight lifter and Pilates practitioner, among other things. (Physically speaking, she managed this better than a 30-ish male med student who rowed with us last year, flipped entirely of his own actions.)

    The water's still fairly warm, and today's weather moderate (very sunny, maybe high 60s-low 70s F at the time), so she was OK, but it was a very, very bad error on my part and of course I feel *terrible*. (She's also a very upbeat, positive person, and keeps saying she doesn't blame me, but it *was* my fault.)

    We were managing a slow rescue from the double, but the university ski club power boat came along and helped, which speeded things vs. what we could do on our own. I'm super grateful to them.

    Ugh.
  • anawake13
    anawake13 Posts: 90 Member
    On my goodness Ann how stressful your rowing mishap must have been. Glad you are all safe. Don't really know about any treatment. See Dr. On the 5th so will see then. I do know I have to have repeat biopsies at years 1,2,3 and 5. At least I know they are not awful to go through.
  • tnh2o
    tnh2o Posts: 139 Member
    There was an article in the NY Times about scull rowing. It's really hard! The rower has to be mindful of balance at every stroke. Unlike when I tootle around in my kayak. I'm not sure I could flip it even if I tried.
    I'm sure I'm not the only one getting inappropriate "friend" requests. I thought it was bad when a tax website got flooded with sex solicitations. I don't think the administrators can keep up with this. It's unfortunate.
    You get to a certain age and it's just one thing after another. I can manage inconvenient at long as it's not life threatening. My latest inconvenience is alpha gal syndrome. It's a tick borne ailment that makes me allergic to red meat. That's ok but no gel caps and I have to find out if any medications are cultivated in gelatin or are derived from a mammal. Thank goodness for the the vegans.
  • richum1960
    richum1960 Posts: 37 Member
    Checking in. Hope everyone is doing well. I have been getting several friend requests lately. About 50% porn/robot and the other 50% not sure. The porn ones are pretty easy to recognize so I can quickly decline. The others are hard to tell until you accept. So even if I am on their friends list, be cautious because I may just have recently accepted them and don't know yet what kind of friend they are. There is never a message and a lot of them don't have pics or any info in the profile. Basically a blank page with a username. Not meaning to be rude but I immediately decline those. Have a great day everyone!
  • karlschaeffer
    karlschaeffer Posts: 1,359 Member
    richum1960 wrote: »
    Checking in. Hope everyone is doing well. I have been getting several friend requests lately. About 50% porn/robot and the other 50% not sure. The porn ones are pretty easy to recognize so I can quickly decline. The others are hard to tell until you accept. So even if I am on their friends list, be cautious because I may just have recently accepted them and don't know yet what kind of friend they are. There is never a message and a lot of them don't have pics or any info in the profile. Basically a blank page with a username. Not meaning to be rude but I immediately decline those. Have a great day everyone!

    Hi Rich, Yes. I have noticed the same with recent friend requests. Have a great day!
  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 22,315 Member
    If anyone is getting friend requests with porn photos, or seeing Russian alphabet (Cyrillic) links on friends' profiles (usually they link to porn or "dating" or "escort" sites), please report those profiles via these instructions:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10843235/how-to-report-inappropriate-unwanted-friend-requests#latest

    Reporting them will help MFP staff track down where they're coming from (slow process) and delete/disable the accounts (faster) so they can't spread their tentacles through the site and cause trouble.

    The same link can be used to report inappropriate come-ons, cat phishing (people who pretend to be someone other than who they are to scam money or the like), hard-sell sales tactics on the friend/timeline side of things, and generally any kind of bad behavior against the rules.

    The post will have you link to an outside-MFP page to file a report, but it's a genuine MFP thing. The staff is just using an outside utility to collect these complaints, as an expedient. I've filed multiple reports via this link.
  • anawake13
    anawake13 Posts: 90 Member
    Same here. I figure no one who looks really young really wants to friend someone 74 years old. May be judgemental but keeps me out of a bad situation. Even if they don't have a picture I click on their friends and usually find some pictures.
  • annliz23
    annliz23 Posts: 1,727 Member
    richum1960 wrote: »
    Checking in. Hope everyone is doing well. I have been getting several friend requests lately. About 50% porn/robot and the other 50% not sure. The porn ones are pretty easy to recognize so I can quickly decline. The others are hard to tell until you accept. So even if I am on their friends list, be cautious because I may just have recently accepted them and don't know yet what kind of friend they are. There is never a message and a lot of them don't have pics or any info in the profile. Basically a blank page with a username. Not meaning to be rude but I immediately decline those. Have a great day everyone!

    Hi Rich, Yes. I have noticed the same with recent friend requests. Have a great day!

    Yep getting lots to be honest getting fed up with them.